Øleg&Kaśka – The Sleep of Reasons
10. 2. 2021 - 14. 2. 2021
Pplk. Sochora 1387/9, 170 00 Praha
st od 19 h
Artistic couples represent a natural faith in the other and a desire to create for free, without exchange, bureaucracy and exponentiation, but for the highest essence of art.
Looking from the window shell
We can see a starry night
Lots of tales of past and future
our foundations, statues of our heroes and monsters
Home is becoming kind of a mirror. Isn’t it?
When earth is in sleep
sneaky monsters are awakened.
Some may say- it’s a nightmare
Is it an opportunity?
We surely have a lot of time to think
Global phenomenon is knocking down
between what is oneiric and tangible
Living in our claustrophobic flats
Is it getting harder to tell dreams from truth?
Aren’t the dreams
projections of our personalities?
The Sleep of Reason is like a spell
which makes us
and nightmares as well…
“Øleg&Kaśka, a Polish duo who identify themselves as an individual and singular superorganism, was founded in the summer of 2018, at a time, when Greta Thunberg organized her first protest under the Swedish parliament, and the ecological disaster was ignorantly referred to in the mainstream as a mere “crisis.” (…) is nothing more than a pleading cry from Millennial artists who are being slowly killed by the present. The collapsing colonnades of ancient buildings, the heat of the Earth, the smell of burning plastic – the apocalyptic imagination engages all the senses, seizing our thinking completely. The artists turned their fears into imagining their escape from what is coming. And what is coming is war, more social protests and revolts; as a result of global warming, water will reach people’s throats. But, importantly, Øleg&Kaśka do not play artistic activism. (…) They do not moralize the viewer nor do they call for a change in our behavior and conversion of our beliefs. The reason is that they do not put their hope in a global (or, better, planetary) change, but in what is beyond the decaying planet. The Earth is now only a cemetery of ideas as well as civilizational and cultural achievements.”
It was written in the stars
We are connected
connected by laser from a distant galaxy
Separately we don’t exist
Our artistic practice is mainly about building narrations
something like a fairy tales or Netflix series
Paintings, objects etc.
which we are doing are like an actors who
play a specified roles in our shows
We are the hottest brand
Øleg&Kaśka is the future.